The Future of Motril Port

Here is a short video presentation of the coming transformation of Motril port.

The Motril Port authorities have presented the transformation project for the port, which has a budget of 35m euros.

If all goes well, work will begin this year and will be carried out in four phases, bringing into being an extended marina area, shops and restaurants, all accessible from Motril.

  3 comments for “The Future of Motril Port

  1. David M
    June 14, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    Nice reply Martin & many thanks. Of course I would expect no less from an ‘Old Seafarer’ like you.

  2. June 14, 2021 at 10:22 am

    David: If I may reply, marina projects all come with projects for hundreds of new dwellings – expansion of the existing one in Motril Port, on the other hand, doesn’t.

    Motril Port needs to expand, taking advantage of its geographical relevance; it’s proximity to Spanish Melilla and eastern Moroccan ports like Alhucemas.

    Motril finally has good road connections but its badly needs a rail one – this will eventually come about.

    Marina del Este is a relative failure in comparison with its promised future from when it was built. Family squabbles and inheritance issues kept Marina del Este back. The original project foresaw fewer dwellings, keeping its exclusivity, but instead the hillside behind it was swamped with flats destroying that idea.

    A projected Marina in Taramay, which enjoyed all the necessary licences to go ahead, was finally cancelled – the Junta de Andalucia had waited 25 years before they finally lost patience and withdrew the licence. Why did the original developers or any other ones no take up the Marina Project? Because no dwellings could be included, and that is where the money is made.

    A Marina on Playa Granada is not going to happen, in my opinion, simply because, as you pointed out, there is no need for two Motril marinas – Motril Port’s expansion for its leisure (marina) facilities, it’s fishing port (the only one on the whole of Costa Tropical) and berthing for passenger, cruise ships and freight ships, all take precedence over a marina near Playa Granada whose prime reason for existing is for building more dwellings down there.

  3. David M
    June 14, 2021 at 8:54 am

    Nice presentation Louise but one wonders why if they are increasing the berthing for pleasure boats by so much, is there a need for another Marina at Playa Granada less than 5 kilometres down the road.

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